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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because ... See full summary »

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Marie Trintignant ...
Renée Dandrieux
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Antoine
Patachou ...
Mme. Meynard
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Casa Bianca
Serge Riaboukine ...
Manu
Charlie Nelson ...
Dremyan
Philippe Girard ...
Tony
Christophe Odent ...
Girard
Daniel Laloux ...
Expert
Philippe Harel ...
Barnabe
Pascal Pistacio ...
Roland Balto
François Toumarkine ...
Butcher
Patrick Zard ...
Le réceptionniste
Thierry Balcon ...
Gardien de nuit
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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because she cheated a mobster. When circumstances prevent Victor from killing her, the gangster sends two more teams to do it (and to dispatch Victor and Antoine). Victor decides to help Renée, and the unlikely trio ends up at his house with his temperamental mother; there, as they hide out, Victor's attraction to Renée grows, she discovers his vocation and fears he's going to kill her, and an ultimate showdown with their hunters is inevitable. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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18 August 1993 (France)  »

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The two hit-men employ identical methods and are presented as very similar characters, which is why their names are anagrams of each other (Meynard and Dremyan)! See more »

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When Antoine is in the bathtub, there are a lot of bubbles in it. However, when Manu pushes his head down, there are almost no bubbles in the tub. See more »

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An entertaining black comedy
30 October 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Jean Rochefort (The Phantom of Liberty) plays Victor Meynard, a 55 year-old professional killer; but he is starting to lose his touch. He is unmarried, and trying to learn the English language, as well as tending to his Dwarf Ulanus plant, and paying visits to his eccentric mother.

During a hit, Victor stumbles upon a timid young man named Antoine, and decides not to kill him, but learn him the art of killing people in different ways. Victor is then hired to kill a femme fatale named Renee, who has ripped off a mobster. Chaos ensues when Victor is prevented from killing her by another hitman, and he decides to take Renee to his house, along with Antoine.

The three of them then hide out there. The three characters are good together, and the film moves along at a good pace. It is an entertaining and funny film to watch and never dull.


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